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John Wesley - A Personal Portrait Paperback – 1 May 2003
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"The writing is friendly and filled with interesting tidbits about Wesley that reveal a real person. Recommended." -Church Libraries
"A brief but readable biography, this book has a place in any library where the Methodist movement is studied." -Christian Librarian
"As we celebrate the life and ministry of John Wesley, the founder of the great Wesleyan-Methodist movement, Ralph Waller, as theologian, scholar, and pastor has captured the faith, theology, and spirit of this man of God. This is 'must reading' for all who seek to find both the historical truths and passion and their formation in Wesley's faithful and extremely effective life, which transformed England and now the world." Robert E. Fannin, Bishop, United
Methodist Church, North Alabama Conference
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Ralph Waller is Principal of Harris Manchester College, Oxford, and until recently he was the Chairman of the Oxford University Faculty of Theology. He is a Methodist minister, and a leading authority on the Wesleys and the 19th century Nonconformists. In 1994 Dr Waller won the UK Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.
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Well worth reading - most informative.
He was always beset with doubt and attacked by mobs when addressing crowds in Bristol and other areas of the country. He had his failures, in his marriage and in America, He never set out to break away from the Church of England, but his involvemetn with the ppor and ministering to their needs set him apart and eventually brought about the founding of Methodism.
He rode round the country on horseback and sailed to Ireland, stopping wherever people would listen to him. He was attacked on occasions,but received well by others,.riding on horseback right up until his 80s through Yorkshire, in terrible weather.